Sorry to talk about my daughter so much. Wait until next fall when she leaves for college. I'll be crying on here every day. But she inspires me a lot for subjects on my blog. Two nights ago she was studying for a history exam and took the time to post her status on facebook. She listed all the ways she was procrastinating on her homework.
How often do we procrastinate when we should be writing? I'm always telling myself my life will be less busy next week. My son will be back at college so less laundry, more writing time. I'll have my doctor's appointment out of the way, so more writing time. I'll be caught up on some overtime stuff I need to do for the day job, so more time for writing. I'm always telling myself next week will be less busy than this week. And it seldom it.
Procrastination is human, but for writers it can be a real career staller especially if you don't have a definite deadline. Doing work on a computer can provide lots of distractions and some of those even let us feel like we're actually working instead of playing.
So I'm not waiting until next week to get back to work on my edits for Book #3 in The Futhark Chronicles, Beneath the Mountain. Because I'm sure next week will bring its own 'extras' to take up my time.
Do you have a favorite procrastination sinkhole? What have you been putting off?